Biografie van Lars Bottelier - wie is Lars? Wat is zijn droom? De Olympische Spelen van Parijs halen - Palmares, doelen, paspoort

My biography

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My passport

Name: Lars Bottelier
Date of Birth: 4th March 1997
Resides: IJmuiden, The Netherlands
Biggest passion: openwater swimming
Best distances: 10K & 25K freestyle

My achievements

2021: 5th European Championships (EC) Budapest 25K
2021: 22nd European Championships (EC) Budapest 10K
2020: 1st elite-marathon Australia (19.7K)
2019: 6th World Cup 10K Canada
2019: 11th World Cup 10K Canada
2019: 1st nationals 10K, 5K openwater swimming & 5K (pool)
2018: 3rd elite-marathon Italia (36K)
2018: 1st nationals 10K & 5K openwater swimming
2017: 1st nationals 22K openwater swimming
2016: 1st nationals 5K (pool)

My story

I am an ambitious young man and have been connected with the water since I was a young boy. When I was 13 years old I was introduced to open water swimming and showed talent in that area. One year later I took the junior title in the 13/14 year age group. Although I went well during the following years, I wasn’t able to achieve another Dutch junior title.

In 2016 I travelled to Australia to participate in a training camp at a professional Australian swim club. On return to Holland I won the Dutch national title for the 5K time trial (pool) and qualified for my first World Junior Championships and European Junior Championships.

One thing I knew for sure: I wanted to see what I could accomplish in the sport I love most – open water swimming. Since swimming for three years with the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (2017 / 2019) – I am back on my own – with plenty of new experiences and achievements: I have swum tens of European Cups and a couple of World Cups. I have also won 7 Dutch national titles in my swimming career. That is why I know that now is my time: I am going to do everything in my power to qualify for the Olympic 10K open water swimming event at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Partners who believe in my Olympic Dream

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Lars Bottelier en Virtuoos werken samen om de top van het open water zwemmen te bereiken topsport